Temporarily closed until March 2021.
Kookootonga is one of the original farms to be established in the beautiful region of Mount Irvine in the Blue Mountains.
Kookootonga one of the original farms to be established in the beautiful region of Mount Irvine in the Blue Mountains and has been owned by the Scrivener family since 1897. The first chestnuts and walnuts were planted over 100 years ago and the majority of the orchard was created in the 1950s.
Kookootonga has a long tradition of pick your own walnuts and chestnuts. As in Europe, for many families, spending a day together nut picking, is a much anticipated annual event. At Kookootonga, some of the long time regulars are now bringing their third generation along with them.
When chestnuts and walnuts are ripe and ready to be harvested they fall to the ground, it is a simple matter of picking them up from under the trees. It's a lovely experience in a sublime setting abd there is no need for any equipment.
Don't worry about bringing bags or baskets for the nuts, they provide buckets to carry into the orchard and bags to carry the precious cargo to your car. The season is short so be sure to call ahead to avoid disappointment or visit the website here.
Phone 02 4756 2136